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UK's May raised intelligence concerns with Trump after leaks row - UK source
May 25, 2017 / 5:00 PM / 4 months ago

UK's May raised intelligence concerns with Trump after leaks row - UK source

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks outside 10 Downing Street in London, May 23, 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melville

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May raised concerns with U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday over leaks to U.S. media about the Manchester suicide bombing, a British government source said.

May raised the issue of the intelligence leaks with Trump while they were waiting for a group photograph to be taken at a NATO summit in Brussels. Television pictures showed May and Trump talking while sitting side-by-side at the event.

“She expressed the view that the intelligence sharing relationship we have with the U.S. is hugely important and valuable, but that the information that we share should be kept secure,” the source said.

The source also said that Britain was prepared to increase non-combat troop deployment to the NATO mission in Afghanistan.

Reporting by Elizabeth Piper, Writing by Michael Holden in London, Editing by Kylie MacLellan

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